School of Circus Arts

Fall schedule is UP!

Looking to sign up for a class? Our Spring Schedule is up, and you can sign up for classes!

Register for Summer Camp

We are open for 10 weeks of camp this summer!

  1. June 23
  2. June 30
  3. July 7
  4. July 14
  5. July 21
  6. July 28
  7. August 4
  8. August 11
  9. August 18
  10. August 25

Workshops with Leisha Knight

Creative Approach to Fabric:  This workshop is designed to take your fabric skills to the next level by adding the artistic quality necessary for performance.  It will challenge you to explore the idea of character development, artistic movement, and thematic concepts within your craft.  It is available to all who have had at least 6 sessions on fabric or a minimum of 6 weeks experience.  We are going to have a lot of fun and get you out of your comfort zone!  Join me whether it is time to take your practice to the next level, get ready to create an act, or just want to explore new ideas for a new act.  I can't wait to see you there!

Dates: Tusday, May 27, 8:00pm
           Tuesday, June 3nd, 8:00pm
Cost:  $40 per person per session

Acro and Tumbling with an Improvisation Twist:  This workshop is designed to give you a tasting menu of ground acro, partnering, and tumbling.  We are going to do some foundational groundwork and then put it to use as we explore the creative evolution of acrobatics in the circus world.  We will begin to explore character development and how to add a quality that is unique to your physical make up and personality.  This workshop will be super fun and everyone no matter what your experience level is welcome to participate!

Dates: Thursday, May 29, 8:00pm
           Thursday, June 13th, 8:00pm
Cost:  $40 per person per session

Private lessons are available from May 23rd to June 18th, and are $60/hour.

Leisha Knight Bio:  Leisha Knight spent 8 years performing for Cirque du Soleil's "Love" in Las Vegas where she performed as an aerialist, ground acrobat, and trampolinist.  She has also performed in France as an aerialist and magician's assistant.  Leisha was an NCAA Gymnast before she became a performer and was honored as an All American Collegiate Athlete after placing 7th All Around at the National competition.  She also danced competitively and professionally with her 3 sisters.  Leisha has been teaching for almost 20 years and has taught many disciplines over the years including gymnastics, dance, tumbling, trampoline, aerial silks, straps, and yoga.  She has taught all over the US and in France as well as for Cirque du Soleil.  While Leisha specializes in Aerial Straps, Silks, Acrobatics, and Tumbling, her experience has required her to do many things outside of her own comfort zone.  She loves performing and pushing her own limits and challenging herself to continue to explore the artistry of performance.  Leishahas had the incredible opportunity to work with many amazing teachers and loves to share her experience with others.

Tuesday Schedule

Their has been some confusion as to the Tuesday schedule. To clarify, the schedule for Tuesdays is:

  • 3:30-5:00 - General Circus (ages 8 and up).
  • 5:00-6:00 - Wire Walking.
  • 6:00-7:00 – Aerial Fabrics Level 1
  • 7:00-8:00 - Aerial Fabrics Level 2

Other parts of the website will be updated shortly to reflect this.

Circus Research and Academics

This website provides a host of academic and research tools for those that are studying the circus arts. Our Research Databases are a good place to start your research.

Research Surveys

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